Global Arbitration Review

Francisco Rivero and Eduardo De la Peña Bernal recently co-authored a chapter for GAR's Latin Lawyer publication: The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America - Second Edition. The focus of their chapter is on: Spotlight on Mexico’s Evolving Arbitration System.

Authors: Francisco Rivero

Mexico maintains a functional and modernised international arbitration legal framework. Although international arbitration in Mexico has continued to evolve, its foundations are rooted on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (the UNCITRAL Model Law). Mexico is a party to multiple international treaties and conventions that are largely supportive of arbitration, and counts on a judiciary historically supportive of international arbitration, albeit with some limited exceptions. Today, Mexico is a centre for multiple investor-state claims, including legacy claims pursuant to the now superseded North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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